Lake Powell has been on the rise with spring runoff. There is always
something new to experience in this national park area. Come
discover or re-discover all that Glen Canyon has to offer.
Come experience —
• Lake Powell! With the water level at 3,593 feet at press time
and rising daily, there is plenty of water to enjoy boating,
fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. Water temperatures
were approximately 58 degrees at press time.
• Hiking and exploring a variety of red rock wilderness
• Camping on Lake Powell, which provides unparalleled
opportunities to view the night sky.
• Floating the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees
• Staying in one of the park’s lodges at Bullfrog or Wahweap and
taking a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge or renting a boat and exploring
on your own.
• Attending a ranger-led program this summer or taking one of the
Grand Circle Field School’s classes. Visit
www.grandcirclefieldschool.org for a list of classes.
• Teaching your children to protect Lake Powell’s water quality
and other precious natural resources.
• Lake Powell offers world-class fishing. Visit
www.wayneswords.com for the best fishing spots.
Facilities and services update —
Public launching capabilities are open and available at Wahweap,
Stateline, Antelope Point, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing.
Wahweap main ramp is open with concrete surfaces. Stateline
Ramp is open with concrete surfaces. The pumpout at Wahweap is
open while the pumpout at Stateline opened for the season at the
end of May. Stateline-A (Alternative Ramp) is closed to
launching of any vessel but is open as a day-use area. Boat and
land-based fuel are available. The Wahweap Lodge is open for
overnight accommodation, and the Rainbow Room Restaurant is
open. Lake Powell Sports is now open for the season.
• Antelope Point
Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp is open with concrete
surfaces for park visitors to launch their own vessels.
Antelope Point Navajo Launch Ramp is open. Fuel is available
at the marina and a fuel dock store is open.
• Dangling Rope
Fuel and pumpout services are available at Dangling Rope.
The Dangling Rope store is currently open and the snack bar
will be open in late-May.
Bullfrog main ramp is open with a concrete surface to the
water’s edge. The Bullfrog pumpout is operational, and boat
and land-based fuel are available. The Lake Powell Ferry
between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing will operate from Hobie
Cat Beach, between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MDT). Defiance House
Lodge and the Anasazi Restaurant are open.
• Halls Crossing
Halls Crossing Ramp is open with a concrete surface. All
marina concession facilities are open, including the fuel dock
and marina store. Pumpout facilities are operational near the
public launch ramp.
• Lone Rock Beach
Lone Rock is open for vehicle-accessible camping and day
use. All pet waste must be contained and disposed of in the
same manner as human waste. Six microflush toilets opened
Glen Canyon —
At the current lake level, there are no available marina
facilities or public launch ramp at Hite. A dirt takeout area for
river rafters has been developed on the west side of the river. This
is a primitive road and requires 4-wheel drive to access the river.
This is not a boat-launching area. Pay-at-pump fuel is available
with limited groceries also available at the store. Hite has a NPS
ranger station and primitive camping area — however, this camping
area is not accessible to Lake Powell.
General information —
• For up-to-date information on Glen Canyon National Recreation
Area, visit the park’s Web site at www.nps.gov/glca.
• Lake levels – For the latest information, visit the Bureau of
Reclamation’s Web site at www.usbr.gov/uc/.
• Rising water – With rising water levels, be sure to anchor or
tie-off your boat properly. The lake can rise a foot a day at times
in late spring.
• Rainbow Bridge National Monument – The hike from the courtesy
docks is approximately 2.5 miles round-trip. Wear good footwear and
take plenty of food and water.
• Protect Lake Powell’s water quality! A method of containing
solid human waste is required when camping on Lake Powell in areas
more than 200 yards from a constructed toilet facility. Portable
toilets are available for rent locally.
• Beware of exotic invaders! Zebra mussels are a major threat to
the park’s fisheries. If your boat has recently been in zebra mussel
infested waters, it is illegal to launch in Lake Powell until it has
been steam pressured washed. Free washes are available at Wahweap
and Bullfrog; inquire at the park entrance station.
• Heads up and eyes open! Boat with caution – always be on the
lookout for submerged rocks and other underwater hazards.
• Floating restrooms and dump stations: Floating restrooms and
dump stations are open.
• Other park facilities:
— Entrance fee stations are open. Park entrance fees are $15 per
vehicle for seven days. If the entrance station is closed, visitors
are still expected to pay entrance fees using the automated fee
machines at the entrance stations.
— Beach micro flush toilets at Lone Rock, Antelope Point, and all
— Boaters must provide their own fittings for pumpout hoses at
all facilities lake wide.
• Visitor centers: The Carl Hayden Visitor Center, at Glen Canyon
dam, is open year-round. The Bullfrog Visitor Center is open. The
Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center at Lees Ferry opened in April.
• Park concessionaires: For information on park concessionaires
and services available:
— Antelope Point Holdings 1-800-255-5561 or www.azmarinas.com/AntelopePoint
— ARAMARK-Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas 1-800-528-6154 or
Channel markings at current water levels —
• Boaters – be aware: Due to narrowness of the channel from
Anchovy Point to Antelope Point Marina, be prepared for rough water
if multiple boats are in the area.
• Boaters are now required to follow the main channel to the
north and west of Padre Butte — the channel is marked. The marked
channel has been realigned beginning at buoy 16 through 20C. To
reduce congestion in the narrowing channel by unlit Buoy 19, the
channel is now marked to the south toward Labyrinth Canyon.
• Wakeless zones: Boat with caution – please adhere to flat wake
For those boaters traveling uplake from the Wahweap area, boat
with caution within the breakwater and wakeless buoys around the
Antelope Point public launch ramp and at the Antelope Point Marina.
Safety tips; recreate sensibly and return home safely! —
• Cliff jumping/diving is the #1 cause of fatalities on Lake
Powell – even jumping/diving from low levels can cause death or
serious injury. New park regulations prohibit this activity.
• Carbon monoxide (CO) is a "silent killer." Know where your
vessel exhausts and keep everyone out of harm’s way. Be sure your CO
detectors on your vessel work and pay heed if they go off. BE SAFE –
turn off generators prior to retiring for the evening.
• Teak surfing is extremely dangerous and can be deadly to those
who participate. Stay alive – don’t teak surf.
• Children don’t float! Please watch your children around water
and require them to wear personal flotation devices (also known as
life jackets or life vests) anytime they are in or near the water.
Don’t let your child be a statistic!